Kensei notched his second straight grade II score Aug. 1 in the $500,000 Jim Dandy Stakes at Saratoga, as he pulled away from Warrior's Reward in the stretch for a convincing victory under Edgar Prado.
A 3-year-old son of Mr. Greeley
Kensei scored another huge win for trainer Steve Asmussen, who only
minutes before sent out Soul Warrior to a 23-1 upset in the $750,000
West Virginia Derby (gr. II). Owned by Stonestreet Stables and Gulf
Coast Farms, Kensei entered the 1 1/8-mile Jim Dandy off a 3 1/4-length
win in the July 4 Dwyer (gr. II) at Belmont. The bay colt has now won
both of his two-turn races.